Karen Owens and Jill Chasson shared their expertise in health care and employment law with Healthcare Risk Management, focusing on the challenges hospital employers face when screening physicians.

They explained that hospitals are often met with too little reference information when they are screening a new physician for employment. In many cases, issues related to physician quality or behavior are kept confidential in the peer review process and may not make it to human resources or administrative personnel.

Karen and Jill provide suggestions to deal with these limitations and list some red flags that hospital employers should look out for when screening a physician.

Karen has extensive experience representing health care systems, hospitals, clinics, and other providers in clinical operations matters, including quality management, medical staff credentialing and peer review, confidentiality, and state and federal government regulation and reporting.

Jill is an employment law expert—she provides practical advice to employers regarding compliance with the many federal and state laws that govern the workplace and regularly provides training for supervisors and human resource professionals.  Jill and Karen frequently work together on physician employment matters.

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